Friday, October 7, 2011

CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES

This recipe is part the Mom's Crazy Cooking Challenge hosted by Tina where each month a different food is posted and participants make a recipe of another blogger and all are posted at the same time.   For further details, click here.

This month's challenge was chocolate chip cookies and I chose a chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies by Jessica at How Sweet It Is  as the addition of oatmeal makes it sound more healthy than just a regular cookie.
It had a nice flavor and the texture was someone between a cookie and a chewy muffin.

I made larger cookies and it made 15.

Preheat oven to 375.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips, could use
  • 1- 2 tablespoons milk (optional if dough is crumbly)
Allow butter to come to room temperature, then cream together until smooth (I don't own a mixer so I used my hand blender, but in the past have used a fork).









 
 This is what is looked like when blended.











Add egg and vanilla for about two minutes or well mixed.












Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, then add the oats.  If it is still crumbly add 1 tablespoon of milk, if needed add 1 more tablespoon of milk.









Fold in chocolate chips.











The original recipe advised refrigerate for 30 minutes, remove and roll into big 1 1/2 inch balls that are 2 inches apart for 9-11 minutes

Instead, I used tablespoons to drop heaping tablespoons on parchment paper without refrigerating and they were done at around 8 minutes, but could vary depending the oven - I would recommend checking at 8 minutes.





Be sure to check out the other participants recipes below.  Next month;'s challenge is mashed potatoes and will be posted November 7th.  If you would like to join the party, visit Mom's Crazy Cooking.

Have a yummy weekend!




5 comments:

  1. Your cookies sound yummy!! I love the addition of oatmeal...almost makes me not feel guilty for eating them. :) It has been a lot of fun participating in this challenge!

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  2. Your cookies are great! It is fun cooking with you, I am #15. Hope you are having a great week end.
    Miz Helen

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  3. Sounds like the cookies have great flavors especially with the oats and cinnamon.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my entry, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  5. Great recipe! I just signed up to follow your blog and I can't wait to take a look around at your recipes.

    Blessings,
    Linda
    www.mykindofcooking.com

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